Rehabilitation of the older stroke patient: Functional outcome and comparison with younger patients

Short Title:
Rehabilitation of the older stroke patient: Functional outcome and comparison with younger patients
Model System:
SCI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J44752.
Journal:
American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2002, vol. 81, issue 12, pp 881-889
Publication Website:
Abstract:
Study compared the rehabilitation progress and functional outcome of stroke patients aged 80 years and older to that of all other stroke patients treated in the same rehabilitation program. Functional outcome was measured using the Functional Independence Measure (FIM) instrument. The majority of the older stroke group (72.7 percent) was able to return home, although a higher percentage (90.5 percent) of the younger group was discharged home. Within the older population, there was no continuous or categorical variable related to discharge disposition. The older group was more likely to be women, unmarried, living alone prior to the stroke, and unemployed.
Author(s):
Ergeletzis, Dimitrios; Kevorkian, C. George; Rintala, Diana
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